An awesome representation of a star going supernova using ink

A dying star going supernova is visualised in this video by Thomas Vanz. Using ink on water for the eventual explosion, and dirt on paper then inverting it for the stars he creates a stunning and trippy visual effect.

Novae is a movie about an astronomical event that occurs during the last evolutionary stages of a massive star’s life, whose dramatic and catastrophic death is marked by one final titanic explosion called supernova.

By only using an aquarium, ink and water, this film is also an attempt to represent the giant with the small without any computed generated imagery.

As a tribute to Kubrick or Nolan’s filmography, Novae is a cosmic poem that want to introduce the viewer to the nebulae’s infinite beauty.

The two video’s on how he made it are also pretty awesome:

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